MERI-at-a-Glance on November 30th

On Friday, November 30th, McPherson ERI members, their trainees and lab associates gathered at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) for MERI-at-a-Glance — eight short research presentations (10 minutes each) sharing vision-related findings and interests.  The event was a great opportunity to learn more about the breadth of vision research conducted by McPherson ERI members at UW-Madison and other campuses, with time to network and make new connections.

This fall’s speakers were:

Krishanu Saha, PhD (Biomolecular Engineering & Wisconsin Institute for DIscovery), Development of allele specific genome editors using retinal tissue derived from stem cells

Elena Semina, PhD (Division of Developmental Biology, Dept. of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin), Genetics of pediatric ocular disorders                             

Jeremy Rogers, PhD (Biomedical Engineering), What can we do about all this scattered light? Developing new quantitative imaging methods with endogenous contrast

Ender Tekin, PhD (Waisman Center, A Visual Impairment and Accessibility Technology Research Lab (AVIATR), Streamlining the image description process via machine learning

Amitha Domalpally, MD (Fundus Photograph Reading Center, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences), Multimodal imaging of geographic atrophy in age-related macular degeneration

Kevin Snyder, DVM, MS (Comparative Ophthalmology Resident, School of Veterinary Medicine), Going with the flow: Imaging aqueous outflow pathways

Timothy Gomez, PhD (Neuroscience), Understanding human photoreceptor process extension is a stretch

Olachi Mezu-Ndubuisi, MD, OD (Division of Neonatology & Newborn Nursery, Department of Pediatrics), Retinopathy of prematurity through the looking glass – from in vivo imaging to a slice of retina